The Alabama Department of Transportation (DOT) permit office will be closed Monday, June 3 for Jefferson Davis’ Birthday.
Additionally, the AL DOT office announced oversize load travel will be still be allowed on Monday, June 3 with a valid transportation (oversize load) permit.
Every year, AL celebrates Jefferson Davis’ Birthday on the first Monday in June. Other states, such as Florida, Mississippi and Kentucky informally celebrate the day, but Alabama is the only state which closes its public offices.
Jefferson Davis History
After serving in the Mexican War and serving as Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis was chosen twice to the US Senate, finishing neither term. When the Confederacy seceded from the Union, Davis was chosen as its leader. By popular vote on February 22, 1862, he became the only president of the Confederate States of America. Davis is considered by many to have mismanaged the Confederacy and its conduct of the Civil War. After fleeing the capital in Richmond near the end of the war, Davis was jailed for treason, and afterwards led the life of a business entrepreneur and author until he died at the age of 81 in 1889.
WCS Permits Can Help
WCS Permits is communicating the state closure to all customers so they understand the state will not process any oversize load permits on Monday, June 3.
As always, everyone here at WCS Permits & Pilot Cars is ready to help you! We keep all of our drivers and dispatchers as up-to-date as possible on all oversize travel closures and restrictions.
If you have any questions, please feel to Contact Us Online now or call us at (888) 737-6483 to reach our customer service department. One of our experienced transportation agents can help you with any needs and questions that you may have or direct you to the expert who can.